Text in Pinuyo 1.13.1 (i.e. slightly outdated).
|1. Now the whole earth had one language, and spoke one thing.|
|2. And when they journeyed from the east, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there.|
|3a. They said to themselves: "Come! Let us make bricks, and bake them thoroughly."|
|3b. And they used bricks for stone, and tar for mortar.|
|4. And they said: "Come! Let us build ourselves a city, and a tower, whose top reaches into the sky. And let us obtain glory for ourselves, so that we will not be scattered over the face of the entire earth.|
|5. And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men were building.|
|6. And the LORD said: "Behold, this is one people, and they all have one language. This is the beginning of their deeds. From now on, what they intend to do will not be prevented."|
|7. "Come, let us go down there, and confuse their language, so that they will not understand one another's language."|
|8. And the LORD scattered them from there over the surface of the entire earth. And they ceased building the city.|
|9. Therefore it was named Babel; because [there] the LORD confused the language of the entire earth and scattered them from there over the surface of the entire earth.|
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